SUMMER ACTING SESSION
Held on Saturdays. Approximately 30 hours of class time in total.
June 9, 16, 23 | July 7, 14, 21
Actors new to class $390 +hst
Actors returning to class $360 +hst
*As usual, a clearly defined personal payment plan is an option.
+ relaxation techniques and vocal warm-ups
+ Strasberg Sense Memory and Song & Dance
+ improvisational techniques for character
+ practical and organic on-camera skills
+ short prepared scenes, monologues, and long-term Scene Study
+ cold reads and “off-book” audition techniques
Sessions in the Fall and Winter are 12 weeks long, so this is a shorter version of what Miriam usually offers.
In all of Miriam’s classes, special attention is paid to techniques for on-camera acting. Cold reads, monologues and scenes are filmed on HD video cameras. Students must supply their own disks and take it home at the end of the session.
Actors have found that studying with Miriam over a year or two builds their technique and forces them to take risks more effectively than going from teacher to teacher. Because of the depth of training offered, working with Miriam leads towards a highly skilled and intuitive acting style in theatre, television, and film. Actors need to gain the freedom, the information, and the knowledge to explore the many choices available to them in order to become better actors as a result. All of Miriam’s acting classes are held in her downtown studio in Toronto.
Actors who have studied with Miriam are welcome to come back to audit free of charge when they are not in session. New actors should arrange to meet Miriam in person.
As is the policy in many studios there are no auditors except for those who have previously trained with Miriam and understand the work. Miriam personally meets all prospective actors and together they decide if this work is right for them.
If you are interested in studying with Miriam, watch the class video and then email her and tell her a bit about previous training in acting or related areas, life experiences and why you want to train with her. She will get back to you by email and arrange a time to meet with you.
Miriam is also available through SKYPE for coaching; please e-mail to schedule.